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Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reportsTwelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.



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What first-hand government reports say about conditions at migrant detention centers

What first-hand government reports say about conditions at migrant detention centersUSA TODAY assembled accounts from government officials as well as pediatricians who have toured border facilities. Here's what they said.



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South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'

South Korea calls Japan reports of North Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan’s reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a “grave challenge” amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs. Japan has tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in high-tech equipment, citing “inadequate management” of sensitive items exported to South Korea. Japanese officials have cited “inadequate management” of sensitive items exported to South Korea as a reason behind the curbs, as well as lack of information sharing on export controls.



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UPDATE 1-S.Korea calls Japan reports of N.Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'

UPDATE 1-S.Korea calls Japan reports of N.Korea sanctions breach 'grave challenge'South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday Japan’s reported accusations that South Korea had exported banned goods to North Korea posed a “grave challenge” amid a growing dispute over Japanese export curbs. Japan has tightened restrictions on the export of three materials used in high-tech equipment, citing “inadequate management” of sensitive items exported to South Korea. Japanese officials have cited “inadequate management” of sensitive items exported to South Korea as a reason behind the curbs, as well as lack of information sharing on export controls.



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Trump calls children's detention centers 'well run and clean,' despite shocking reports from Pence visit

Trump calls children's detention centers 'well run and clean,' despite shocking reports from Pence visitPresident Trump defended conditions of crowded migrants detention facilities after Vice President Mike Pence offered mixed reviews after a tour at the border he completed last week.



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Freshman Rep. Veronica Escobar reports death threats over asylum story

Freshman Rep. Veronica Escobar reports death threats over asylum storyTexas Democrat says federal authorities looking into threats against her, her family and aides



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Mike Pence abruptly returns to White House as reports of ‘emergency’ situation spark online misinformation

Mike Pence abruptly returns to White House as reports of ‘emergency’ situation spark online misinformationVice President Mike Pence was sent back to the White House on Tuesday after originally being scheduled to attend an event on the nationwide opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The development of Mr Pence’s abrupt change in plans was initially reported by Fox News, which stated the vice president was returning to Washington due to an “emergency”. However, officials declined to publicly cite the reason for the change throughout the day, sparking confusion and apparent online misinformation. Marc Short, chief of staff to the vice president, later told reporters there was no emergency and that Mr Pence’s trip to New Hampshire would be rescheduled for a later date. “The vice president was called back to the White House but there’s no cause for alarm,” Mr Short said, adding that Mr Pence’s plane never departed from Washington. Several initial reports had suggested Air Force Two was rerouted back to Washington after having already left the capitol for the opioid event.A reporter on Fox News said the vice president was “about to land in New Hampshire” but “turned around” due to the last-minute change, while another guest on the MSNBC network echoed those claims, saying the plane had been turned around. Still, a senior official reportedly told the White House press pool — a rotating group of reporters covering the president — that “the VP had not left DC and he’s currently at the White House.”Officials also said the change had nothing to do with either Mr Pence or Donald Trump's health. Alyssa Farah, the vice president’s spokesperson, also said there was “no cause for alarm” in a tweet confirming the itinerary change. “Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC,” she wrote. “He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon.”The roundtable discussion Mr Pence was scheduled to participate in Manchester, New Hampshire involved patients from the Granite Recovery Centre headquarters. Mr Pence was also reportedly expected to discuss illegal drug trafficking across the state.The White House did not return requests for comment.



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GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention Centers

GOP Rep: Trump Hatred Could Be Driving Reports of Awful Conditions at Detention CentersMSNBCAmid reports of migrant children suffering in inhumane and squalid conditions at Texas border detention centers, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) suggested on Monday night the reports could be untrue because of the hatred many feel for the president.Appearing on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, the Texas lawmaker was asked by host Chris Hayes whether he agreed that “these kinds of conditions are appalling and unacceptable,” something Burgess was unwilling to fully concede.Noting that “it’s always been tough” at a number of facilities at the border, Burgess went on to describe the Custom and Border Patrol agents as heroes, insisting that they don’t get enough credit for the humane work they do. Hayes, meanwhile, pressed the congressman to address the conditions at the facilities, specifically at the center in Clint, Texas, where hundreds of young migrants were reportedly detained in a “chaotic scene of sickness and filth.” Following the reports of overcrowding and inadequate food and sanitation, all but 30 children were removed from the center.Burgess, however, asserted that he hadn’t seen anything like that at the centers he’d visited, causing Hayes to ask if Burgess thought reporters and lawyers were “making it up.” Once again, the Republican lawmaker insisted that wasn’t what he’d seen, noting that he hadn’t been to the Clint facility.“You think this is fictional?!” Hayes exclaimed.“I don’t know if it’s hyperbole,” Burgess replied. “I know that the hatred for this president is so intense, people are liable to say anything. I got to go look for myself and see for myself.”Moments later, Hayes confronted Burgess over reports that children in the facilities had “lice crawling through their heads,” causing the congressman to claim that the kids “arrive with the lice.”“You don’t know that,” the MSNBC host exploded. “You do not know that!”“I do,” Burgess stated.Hayes pushed back and pointed to reports that children in the Clint facility had contracted the flu there, leading Burgess to bring up another facility altogether.“That is not true. When I was down in McAllen—” Burgess said, prompting Hayes to fire back that they were talking about Clint and the lawmaker had admitted he hadn’t been there.“I just talked to the lawyer who was just in Clint, Texas,” the All In host exclaimed. “You just told me you’re not in Clint, Texas. You don’t know what they got.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports say

White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room, reports sayThe White House was put under lockdown on Monday morning, according to reporters who cover the administration. Journalists posted messages on social media announcing the lockdown as they were assembled in the White House press briefing room, where they have not had a briefing in nearly 100 days. “We are literally locked in here,” wrote Megan Pratz, a reporter for Cheddar. “We can’t see much but Secret Service officers just ran across the lawn.”The Secret Service posted a statement on Twitter minutes later saying the agency was “responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave.”Nearby pedestrian traffic routes were closed on Monday, the Secret Service added. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. > Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an incident involving a suspicious package located on Pennsylvania Ave. Pedestrian traffic is closed along Pennsylvania Ave. between 15th and 17th streets to include Lafayette Park. pic.twitter.com/t7veePoDb7> > — U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) > > June 24, 2019More follows…



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Iran reports previous incident with 'spy drone' in May

Iran reports previous incident with 'spy drone' in MayIran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Sunday showing a border incident with a "spy drone" encroaching its airspace in late May. Days after Iran shot down another US drone it said had entered its territory, Zarif said the US-made MQ9 Reaper — also widely used for carrying out military strikes — had entered Iranian airspace on May 26.



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